On 8 December 2014, the International Institute for Holocaust Research held the annual award ceremony for the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research in memory of Abraham Meir Schwartzbaum, Holocaust survivor, and his family members murdered in the Holocaust. The prize was awarded to University of Ottawa Prof. Jan Grabowski for his book, "Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland," in the presence of Yad Vashem Chairman of the Directorate Avner Shalev, Academic Advisor Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Head of the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research and Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies, Prof. Dan Michman, Yad Vashem Chief Historian Prof. Dina Porat, Director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research Dr. Iael Nidam-Orvieto, and Yad Vashem donor of the book prize Ms. Sabina Schwartzbaum. Ms. Schwartzbaum also performed a musical interlude with keyboard accompaniment by Tamir Kaliski.
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